Russian President Vladimir Putin called for creating conditions for companies to return to normal working hours. The head of state made this statement on Wednesday, April 8, at the beginning of a large meeting with the heads of the country’s regions dedicated to countering the spread of coronavirus infection.
“We need to do this carefully and carefully, carefully monitoring the situation,” the head of state said.
He added that there should be a clear, understandable list of organizations whose work is limited due to the increased risks associated with COVID-19.
“Other enterprises do not need to load all sorts of additional certificates, explanations and approvals, they can continue to work, of course, observing all the necessary sanitary requirements and safety standards,” the President concluded.
Putin also called for all possible ways to soften the blow for business due to the coronavirus, as the losses for it are serious. The head of state instructed the government and the Central Bank to develop a program of additional support for business in five days to preserve employment and wages.
“It should allow companies to maintain employment and employee income as much as possible,” the President said.
On March 25, during an address to the Russians, Putin made a number of proposals to support citizens and entrepreneurs who may suffer from reduced demand amid the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic.
In particular, the Russian leader offered small and medium-sized businesses a tax deferral. VAT and insurance premiums will be an exception. In addition, he called for a six-month moratorium on filing for bankruptcy of companies from industries that are in a difficult situation due to the coronavirus.
In addition, the Russian government will allocate 150 billion rubles to support employment in the country. In addition, officials offered to provide short-term loans and loans to entrepreneurs on preferential terms.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease, began in late December last year in Wuhan, China. As of April 8, 8672 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Russia, 580 patients recovered, and 63 died.
Up-to-date information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.RF and globalgistng.com of the Russian Federation, and the hashtag #Myvote. The coronavirus hotline number is 8 (800) 2000-112.